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Cleared SCJP 98%

Ankit Garg
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I Passed SCJP 6 98% (71 out of 72).

I only scored 91% in Declarations, Initialization and Scoping. Rest all are 100%.

The exam was completely from the K&B book. Thanks to the authors Kathy and Bert for that. Apart from the the Master Exam helped a lot. Devaka's ExamLab was very similar to the real exam. Although the real exam didn't warn when wrong number of options are chosen like it does in ExamLab. Drag and Drop reset problem was there. All in all I completed the exam in 1:45hrs. The machine on which I was giving the exam was a bit slow and the mouse was rubbish. I also faced some problems in beginning when my signature didn't match. I was in a panic but the center head was very helpful. He said me to calm down and sorted the things out.

Now for my preparation. I started my preparation with SCJP 1.4 from Khalid Mughal book. I also downloaded the bonus chapters from their site but soon realized that it was not enough. Then I joined javaranch and then came to know about the K&B book and purchased. All in all it took me about 8 months to clear the exam. I didn't buy any of the paid mock exams. I just gave Inquisition mock exam, Master exam and ExamLab. Apart from that I gave a lot of free mock exams and the trial exams of enthuware and whizlabs. All in all the exam was disappointingly easy. I was only confused in 2 questions and one of them was wrong in the end.

Thanks to all the ranchers for all their support and encouragement. Now that I am finally SCJP, I can move on to SCWCD

[Edit: Corrected the subject line]
[ November 30, 2008: Message edited by: Ankit Garg ]

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M Srilatha
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Joined: Aug 27, 2008
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Hey Ankit,

Congrats!!!
Finally you did it! Great score


Thanks,<br />Srilatha M
Mayur Somani
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Joined: Apr 14, 2008
Posts: 26
Are yaar, I already know that you passed with flying colors.
congrats!
Aparna Misri
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Joined: Sep 30, 2008
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Hey Ankit,

Congrats!!!

- Aparna
Jesper de Jong
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Great score, congratulations!


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Ankit Garg
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Thanks a lot everyone
Markus Klein
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Joined: Aug 29, 2008
Posts: 19
hey! this is really great!!! but please look sometimes in the SCJP forum and don't move complete to the SCWCD forum =)
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Markus Klein ]
Debashree Halder
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Joined: Jul 27, 2005
Posts: 81
Hey Ankit,

Congrats!!! It's really a great score....
I am also going to prepare for SCWCD..let me knwo how are you planning to start (which book/material etc..)

Regards,


Debashree Halder<br />SCJP 1.5<br />Washington DC
Ankit Garg
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@Markus I am not going to leave the SCJP forum. I am addict to it

@Debashree I have not thought about it yet but most probably I will start with Head First Servlet JSP. Actually I am currently a web developer and I have been working for 4 months now so I don't know how easy it would be for me...
Vijitha Kumara
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Cograts Ankit !!! Great Score


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Devaka Cooray
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My Congratulations Ankit
It's a great score, actually

I'm very happy to see your post, because my ExamLab simulator is recommended by a great-score-holder
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Devaka Cooray ]

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Ankit Garg
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Devaka your simulator is worth giving . The best part is it looks mostly like the original thing. Even your's is better as it let's you review Drag and Drop Questions
Tuna Töre
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Congrats...



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Harvinder Thakur
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Joined: Jun 10, 2008
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Exceptional score.....congratulations.....


thanks
Harvinder
Ankit Garg
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Thanks Anut and Harvinder.

Also I would like to share that once I asked that is there any option to add notes to questions in SCJP. I had seen that option in one mock exam. But someone said that there is no such option. But there is such an option. You can add your notes to every question so that you can recall what you were thinking when the first time you faced the question. Although I didn't needed it but it is indeed helpful.

Actually I completed my exam so early that I was playing around with the exam engine. I reviewed a drag and drop question and verified that it get's reset or not and a couple of other things...
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Ankit Garg ]
nav katoch
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Joined: May 02, 2008
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Hi Ankit,

Congrats for a wonderful score!!! You will be missed in SCJP forum. Good luck for SCWCD 5.

Thanks,

Naveen Katoch
Ankit Garg
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Originally posted by nav katoch:
You will be missed in SCJP forum.


Hey I am not going anywhere from the SCJP forum. I told earlier also that I am addict to it
geeta vemula
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Joined: Jul 18, 2008
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Congratulations for the great score..

Geeta Vemula.
Joe Harry
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That's a good score for failing in the SCJP!


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Tuna Töre
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Nice addiction....
See you in SCWCD also..
Abhi vijay
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Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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Great Score Ankit!

Its good to see that you will still visit the SCJP forum.
Rekha Srinath
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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Hey Ankit !!
A big congratulations !!!
Rekha Srinath
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Devaka's ExamLab was very similar to the real exam


Ankit, you mean the type of questions or the user interface ?
Ankit Garg
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Originally posted by Rekha Srinath:


Ankit, you mean the type of questions or the user interface ?


The user interface was similar. The questions were damn easy on the real exam. I scored 61% on examlab final exam and you know my score on the real exam
Vikas Govindswamy
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Joined: Aug 27, 2008
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Hi Devaka,
kindly let me know the url of your exam simulator site.
I tried http://devaka.001webs.com/ , but its not working.

-Vikas
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Vikas Govindswamy ]
Vipun Reddy
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Joined: Mar 19, 2008
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Hey ..

Congrats.. Ankit..!!!

Awesome..score.!!!


Vipun Reddy
Ankit Garg
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Vikas you can find examlab here
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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GOOD Ankit Garg ..... the dangerous subject line .

Congratulations
Ninad Kulkarni
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Congratulations Ankit
Great Score

Regards
Ninad


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Bert Bates
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Awesome Ankit!!

Wow

It's great to hear that you'll be hanging out in both the SCWCD and the SCJP forums - your questions AND answers are wonderful!

Bert


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a alph
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Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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Hi Ankit,

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Fantastic score!
a alph
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Hi Ankit,

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Fantastic score!
meera kanekal
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Congratulations Ankit. Great Score. I am planning to take the exam at the end of next onth. could you please advise me on a strategy? I am studying for this full time.
Thanks,
Meera
anil kuchana
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congratulations Ankit


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Ankit Garg
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Thanks everyone

Meera if you can give full time to SCJP, then I will also suggest you the same strategy that everyone follows. First read the K&B book and solve the Self Test questions and answers. If you find it difficult to understand any topic just for it on google or ask it on javaranch. Also make programs as much as you can. You grasp a lot of things when you code which you cannot learn just by reading a book. Just experiment with the things as much as you can. If the book says that you should add 1 and 2 to get 3, then add 0.5 and 2.5 and see if you get 3 that way too (so basically just see what happens if you do things that are not covered in the book).
After you are finished with the book, go for mock exams. You can go for the free mock exams or the paid ones (It completely depends on your choice). I didn't get any paid mock exams. I just gave Master Exam, Inquisition and ExamLab. Apart from that I gave a lot of free mock exams on the internet but I think some of them are not according to the objectives so they may make you nervous as you might fail on those exams.
You can also read the Java Language Specification (JLS) if you want. If you have a bit of experience with Java (and I mean coding experience not work experience) then you will not find the exam tough. In fact I was disappointed with the real exam as it was easier than my expectations
Damodar Mukherjee
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Joined: Mar 20, 2007
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Congratulations...!!!

I just want to make a request to all of the members to please do not write this type of false subject lines...

This is a very respectful forum for all the Java programmers in the world.

Regards,
Damodar...


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Ashok Pradhan
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Joined: Dec 17, 2007
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Congratulations...!!! Excellent score !!!
Paul Somnath
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Joined: May 19, 2008
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Hi Ankit,
Last to congratulate you but not the least..
Congrats buddy..
May you fly with such colors for your upcoming exams also..


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Ankit Garg
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Thanks Damodar, Ashok and Paul. Damodar I have changed the subject line and paul thanks for helping me in getting the voucher ...
Surajsingh Thakur
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Very great score...lot of hard work put in...
Congrates..




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